Silver Bay Marina, Protected Access

Silver Bay Marina Aerial


52.1 miles from the Duluth Harbor Entry,
16.1 miles NE of Two Harbors
24.5 miles NW of Taconite Harbor
Lat 47º 15.99 Lon 91º 16.49


This fully accessible marina was completed in 1999 in cooperation with the city of Silver Bay and the US Army Corps of Engineers. The marina and access are owned by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and operated and maintained by the city of Silver Bay.

Located in a scenic setting the marina is open to the public and can be used as a wayside rest area and day use picnic area.  The adjacent Bayside Park also compliments the Marina. The ship wreck, Hesper, is adjacent to the east breakwater is an attraction for divers.

Contact information:

Silver Bay Marina External Link

City of Silver Bay External Link



  • 2 ramps – 5’ minimum at ramp ends
  • 3 make ready docks – one used primarily for divers
  • 20 car/trailers parking spaces; paved lot
  • Vault Toilets
  • Divers access to shipwreck, The Hesper 
  • Fish cleaning station
  • Lighted buoys marking the marina entrance
  • Interpretative display
  • Restaurants, golf, lodging, groceries, hiking trails, recreational facilities and other facilities located nearby in the city of Silver Bay


  • 108 slips: 68 seasonal 25’ – 110’; 40 transient 25’ – 110’
  • 7 acre calm water, small craft harbor basin
  • Gas and Diesel
  • Pumpout
  • 110 and 240 volt power
  • Potable water
  • Restrooms, showers, and laundry
  • 50+ vehicle parking spaces
  • Vending machines, limited ship store